Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Greek Lentil Soup (Fakes Soupa)

Continuing with my weight-loss, low-carb, Blue Zone, and around-the-world meals, I made up a pot of Greek Lentil Soup using the recipe from Sarah and Tim on their Curious Cuisiniere blog as it seemed to have the right stuff in it.  Since I had 2 cups of lentils, I adjusted their recipe to get the one below with a couple of other revisions.  Check out their blog for the original recipe and more shots like this.

Greek Lentil SoupAdapted from Curious Cuisiniere
255 calories/cup for original recipe.

3 Tbsp olive oil, divided
1 softball sized onion, diced small
4 carrots, diced small
3 celery stalks, diced small
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 c green lentils, dry
1½ cups diced tomatoes, un-drained
5 c vegetable stock (Larry used chicken stock)
2½ c water (1/2 cup at a time to get desired amount of broth, 2 c for me))
3 tsp dried parsley, chopped
4 bay leaves
4 tsp dried oregano (increased by Larry)
2 tsp dried basil (added by Larry)
½ tsp salt, rounded
1/3 tsp ground black pepper
2 Tbsp red wine vinegar

Toppings (optional)
¼ c plain yogurt
1 tsp lemon juice – Larry added a little to his bowl
Feta cheese 
Kalamata olives

1. In a soup pot, heat 1 tsp olive oil over medium heat. Add onions, carrots, celery, and garlic and saute for 5 minutes, until onions are translucent.
2. Add dried lentils, tomatoes, stock, water (as needed), parsley, bay, oregano, salt, pepper, and the remaining olive oil. Simmer, covered for 45 minutes.  Taste and adjust seasonings.
3. Just before serving, stir in the red wine vinegar to taste.

Larry made it the day before so the flavors could marry overnight in the fridge then added some feta and olives after reheating.  Cindy and I both thought it was very good and as expected, Bev didn’t like it but she has never liked lentil soup.  If you like lentil soup, I recommend this one but if you're like Bev no matter how good it taste, you still have to like lentils.

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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


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  1. Larry, You're creating such healthy foods! Keep up the good work! FYI, Laurie is with Bev on the lentils...she doesn't care for them either. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  2. I'm sure the feta and kalamata olives really made this lentil soup even more delicious.

  3. I don't know why, but I like lentils. :)


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